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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs with the ball as Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon (50) gives chase in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pat s expect tough game vs. Jets, really

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team’s record may be. “They’ve got a real good defense,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday. “We’re anticipating their best game.” “We have to play our best football to win,” defensive end Chandler Jones said, “and I … 0

Patriots defense getting healthier, stingier

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Chandler Jones is tackling the quarterback again, Vince Wilfork is stuffing the middle and Darrelle Revis is smothering receivers. The New England Patriots defense is getting stingier and healthier as the playoffs approach. Tom Brady and his prolific offense enjoy watching that from the sideline. “There’s pressure to score every time … 0

Patriots chase bigger goals after clinching division

Monday, December 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’ first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “PATRIOTS RUN THE EAST” and the championship hat are just the latest in a huge collection — six straight AFC East titles … 0

Pats clinch AFC East with 41-13 win over Dolphins

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked them … 0

Much has changed since Patriots-Dolphins opener

Friday, December 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When the Miami Dolphins played the New England Patriots in the season opener, Knowshon Moreno ran for 134 yards and Tom Brady was sacked four times. Since then, Moreno gained just 14 yards on the ground … 0

Bolden makes big impact on Pats’ special teams

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Brandon Bolden figured he’d have to make an impact on special teams with the New England Patriots after a solid career as a college running back. Undrafted rookies don’t get the ball very often in the … 0

Pats win before friendly fans on the road

Monday, December 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Winning in front of thousands of friendly fans is routine for the New England Patriots — even when they’re playing 3,000 miles from home. The support of the crowd behind the New England sideline and the … 0

Brady’s TD pass clinches 23-14 win for Patriots

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Tom Brady threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman midway through the fourth quarter, and the New England Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers 23-14 on Sunday night. The Patriots (10-3) won for the … 0

It’s Brady & Gronk vs. Rivers & Gates

Friday, December 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The New England Patriots spent the week in San Diego, where they got rained on like everyone else for a few days. By the time Tom Brady took his spot in front of a bed … 0

Patriots settle in for week

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The New England Patriots settled into their home away from home on Wednesday. The Patriots practiced at the University of San Diego in preparation for Sunday night’s game against the Chargers. After losing to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Patriots flew to Southern … 0

Patriots spending entire week practicing in warm San Diego

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A week in December in San Diego sounds like an ideal getaway from the cold weather for the New England Patriots. For coach Bill Belichick, it sure beats bundling up in a hoodie with a cap pulled over … 0

Green Bay starts fast, holds off Patriots, 26-21

Sunday, November 30, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers made trademark pinpoint passes. Eddie Lacy powered out tough yards on the ground. The defense held firm in a frantic fourth quarter. This could be one super combination for the Green Bay … 0

Watch No. 12: Brady vs. Rodgers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common. During this season’s first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams’ slow starts. It’s no coincidence … 0